2. You already have your NVC Case Number. (For other nations: You must wait for your Packet 3 from your designated consulate)
3. You, the Foreign fiancé(e), have already paid your K1 Visa Fee at BPI (Country-specific: Philippines)
4. You, the Foreign fiancé(e), have already scheduled your K1 Visa Interview Online. (Country-specific: Philippines)
5. You, the Foreign fiancé(e), have passed your Medical Exam. (Country-specific: Philippines)
There are a lot of things to prepare for your upcoming K1 Visa Interview. Make sure you have everything before showing up for your interview. Incomplete documents might lead to non-admittance at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, or it might result with the dreaded 221G, also known as the Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which *could* mean you lack required documents and/or your case need additional Administrative Processing/Review.
These are the official documents and forms needed by the US Embassy/Consulate. Some of these documents in the list are specifically for the Philippines though.
Q4 2013 Update: The process has changed and USEM application forms are now accomplished online. (Form: DS-160)
*** ONLY DS-160 Online is required for K1 Applicants. For other IV applicants, DS-260 and DS-261 are required. ***
This is a walkthrough of the K1 Visa Interview Process in the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines (USEM).
Note: My K1 Visa Interview happened on June 13th, 2012. My walkthrough might be a bit *outdated* but it should give you an idea on what happens when you’re inside USEM.
While I am here in the US already and already happily married with my then-fiancé, I went through a very distasteful ordeal with my K1 Visa Interview at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Please note that my story/experience is not, in any way, a means to put the consular officers at USEM in a bad light. It is not my intention to generalize/tarnish the reputation of the consular officers nor the State Department as a whole in Manila. It is an isolated case but is rather unfortunate that it had to happen to us.
These are just sample questions that may be asked of you during the interview. These questions are based on what I was asked during my experience, and some are from my friends’/others’ experiences. Feel free to read through so you’d have an idea on what to expect. The only thing you have to remember is BE HONEST in answering the questions asked by the consular officer.
Disclaimer: I do not work for nor am I affiliated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines. This guide was made with the sole intention of helping other K1 applicants to understand what goes on during the K1 Visa Process. For the full disclaimer, please click here.